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VW Jetta Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
How to change the windshield window wiper blades on a sixth generation MK6 2011 to 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.

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2012 Jetta Windshield Wipers
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Turn On Wipers, Off At Top
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Lift Wiper Arm Off Glass

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the 6th generation MK6 (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Volkswagen Jetta in changing the front windshield window wiper blades.

Owners of other VW Group vehicles with similar wiper arms such as the Passat, CC, Tiguan, Golf, Touareg, Beetle, GTI, SportWagen, Eos, Rabbit, Bora, Vento, Lavida, Audi A3, A4, S4, A6, S6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, A5, S5, and TT may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

Replacement wiper blades with their sizes in inches are as follows: Driver Side 24", and Passenger Side 19".

A few compatible blades with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch 24-CA & Bosch 19OE, Rain-X 5079280-2 & Rain-X 5079276-2 and Trico 25-240 & Trico 25-190.

No tools are needed to replace the blades.


(The VW Jetta Sportwagen uses a 13" rear window wiper blade such as the Trico 13-G.)
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Square Plastic Button
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Push In Black Plastic Button
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Slide Blade Out of Bracket
The first few steps are to sit in the driver's seat, turn the ignition switch to the "Accessory On" position, activate the wipers and quickly turn off the ignition switch when the wiper arms are near their highest position on the windshield.

(Another method is to activate the "service position" for the wiper blades. Turn the ignition switch to "On" then turn it to "Off" and quickly press the wiper stalk down. The wiper arms should move to the very top position.)

Then lift the wiper arms off the windshield until they remain in the raised position by themselves.

Press in the small rectangular black plastic button at the center of the mounting bracket on the outside face of the wiper arm to release the old blade.

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Old Wiper Blade Removed
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Mounting Bracket On Arm
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Towel Protect Glass
Slide the old wiper blade up and out of the mounting bracket at the end of the wiper arm.

Place a towel on the windshield to protect the glass from being cracked or chipped just in case the wiper arm falls down.

I recommend buying the Bosch 24-CA and Bosch 19OE wiper blades since they have excellent reviews on Amazon.



 


Mount On New Blade
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Slide Blade In To Bracket
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Snap In To Place
Slide the mount on the new wiper blade in to the bracket at the end of the wiper arm until it clicks securely in to place.

Double check that the new wiper blade is secure.

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New Blade Attached To Arm
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Lower Blade To Windshield
Lower the wiper arm back down to the windshield.

For best results, I'd recommend thoroughly cleaning the windshield and applying a glass treatment product that will repel water such as Rain-X.

For more, check out my other VW Jetta DIY Repair Guides.
 

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